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is enough, senator dianne feinstein introduced a tough new bill to ban 150 firearms including assault weapons and semiautomatic weapons, and also magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. >> columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> the nra is of course fighting back, saying in a statement senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law abiding citizens for decades. they know gun bans don't work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. >> joining me, carolyn, who is pushing a similar bill in the house, and also philadelphia mayor michael nutter. welcome to you both. when i heard dianne feinstein today, very personal,vy emotional, reliving one of the horrific things she went through, as indeed you did. here's what i don't get. i don't get why within minutes, really, of this assault weapons ban being proposed, already we start to hear, it may be impossible to get it through the senat
dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shotguns, fitted with for example detachable magazines and having at least one characteristic that the c
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
dianne feinstein -- excuse me -- >> yes. >> -- introduced a bill that would ban over 150 types of assault weapons. >> i think it's feinstein. >> allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat are replicated for civilian use. >> again, that's senator dianne feinstein there. senate leader harry reid says he'll bring the bill up for a vote, but will let senators add amendments. tony? >>> thank you. new this morning in the district, police are investigating a homicide in northwest. a woman was found shot in the head on 5th and nicholson street before 3:30 this morning. no word on motive or suspects at this time. we continue to bring you updates as we get them in. >>> a 17-year-old is recovering this morning after he was brutally attacked near the rhode island avenue metro station. he says he was jumped and robbed by seven men. his arm and jaw were broken in the attack. police are still searching for the suspects. >>> two arrests in a gang related murder of a prin
, on thursday, california senator dianne feinstein and fellow democrats introduced their new plan for an assault weapons ban. >> enough is enough. these weapons don't belong on the streets of our city. they're not hunting weapons. they're not necessary for defense wednesday, why do we have them? >> the n.r.a. condemned the proposal saying and i quote, american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident that congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. suzanna hupp agrees, gun control for 20 years and says it it does nothing to keep innocent people safer and she knows firsthand what it's like to be in the presence of a madman with a firearm. >> i didn't grow up in a house with guns, i don't hunt. i personally abhor hunting, and i was given a gun when i was 21 to carry in my purse for defense and taught how to use it. a couple of years ago, my parents and i went on a sunny day, we weren't in a dark alley. >> she was testifying at a u.s. hearing almost two decades ago. that was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pickup truck through the window of luby's cafeteria i
is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban would be no more effective than the old one. >> when the ban expired there were nearly 700 murders using all rifles, today there are roughly 300, less than
of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein along with senator john mccain and carl levin wrote a letter calling the film "grossly suggestion that torture helped extract information that led to the location of osama bin laden." but i also want to play a clip of an interview i recently did with the former cia director, leon panetta. >> well, it's a great movie as far as the main subject of that movie is concerned. you know, i -- i know a lot about, you know, the kind of human effort that was involved here on all sides to deal with it. >> but was it factual in ways? >> i mean, i think they did a good job kind at, you know, indicating how some of this was pieced together. >> why these different opinions? what does that tell you? >> it tells you it's a great movie because it stirs up a lot of conversation and discussion and thought. you know, there's political truth, and then there's the truth. i think that the reason that the movie has been attacked is that there's a political narrative here that at its core argues that torture is unnecessary and ineffective and that any of the exc
, which was introduced by california senator dianne feinstein, reinstates the ban that expired in 2004. the bill also restricted ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less. the senator admits, though, it's going to be a tough battle. >> if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there, and that is you because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> it's also another problem. a growing backlash among some members of the law enforcement community. they say they will not uphold any gun control laws they find unconstitutional. south carolina's sheriff al canon is one of those. he joins us live now. good morning, sir. >> good morning, carol. how are you? >> i'm good. thank you for joining us. how would you characterize dianne feinstein's bill? >> scary. very scary. >> why is that? >> well, because -- and she says that over time it's her goal to eliminate certain types of weapons. i think that's very scary and a slippery slope. i've not seen the list of firearms that she has elaborated on, but i think that -- i personally
to the proposals we hear like from senators dianne feinstein, reinstating the assault weapons ban, limiting the amount of ammunition that could be in a magazine. they're looking for what they call sensible gun control. but they also recognize that because of the gun lobbying here in washington, d.c. that it's a very tough battle that they are about to fight. >> i was going to say, they have a pretty tough battle ahead of them for sure. emily, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> reporter: yep. >>> now the latest on lance armstrong. his attorney says armstrong will not testify in front of the u.s. anti-doping agency, at least not before the deadline expires. usada's chief says armstrong has until february 6th to testify about his drug use. he also had this to say to 60 minutes about armstrong's assertion that he did not really think he was cheating. >> it's amazing. you could go to almost any kindergarten in this country or frankly around the world and find kids playing tag or four square and ask them what cheating is. and every one of them will tell you it's breaking the rules of the game
democratic senator dianne feinstein asking americans to put pressure on congress to pass her assault weapons bill. it may face stiff opposition from progun republicans in the house and probably democrats too. just the latest battle in the gun control debate. joining us fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on fox news .com, chris stirewalt. thanks for coming in. >> you have to know that because that s when you fill in for me. >> just a chance to warm momentarily your seat. thanks for coming in today. we appreciate it. >> of course. >> shannon: let's talk about the bill. it will take democrats and republicans to get this done. people who are long time gun rights advocates both sides of the aisle. joe mansion and the senator from alaska said he is not going to support this. what are the odds it actually gets passed? >> dial back to what everything is going to be in washington for the next two years. unless president obama can get his initiatives through you the democratically controlled senate what he wants the house to do doesn't matter. you keep hearing john boehner talk ab
to make the case for it. >>> senator dianne feinstein is expected to reintroduce the assault weapons ban today, potentially putting into place new regulations on handguns, shotguns and rifles. among other things, the plan would ban the sale or transfer of about 150 types of firearms. but even supporters of reforms in the senate are having a hard time drumming up the support they need at home. front page of "the new york times" today, democrat joe manchin of west virginia has faced doubts within his constituency who feel the second amendment is in jeopardy. "the times" describes the senator's attempts to reassure his constituents about the political climate in washington. he said i see no movement, no talk, no bills, no nothing. they remained skeptical. we give up our rights one piece at a time. a banker named charlie houck. he actually had a meeting and said how many of you are concerned you're going to lose your second amendment rights? all the hands went up. that shows how difficult it's going to be, even at this table, it seems to clear what needs to be done. that's not the way everyb
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